Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Contemplation


There are moments, like this one, 
where he seems to be deep in thought.
 I sit back, quietly,
trying to catch a glimpse
of what he holds inside.
I wonder where his mind is
and just what he is thinking.
I may never know,
but I can be there 
when he is done, 
with an ear to listen,
a hand to hold,
and arms 
ready to embrace him.

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Makes me want to lay down beside and let my thoughts wander.

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  2. You capture the best moments of mothering. I found the best way to parent was to let them be who they are and enjoy them :)

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    1. Awe, thanks. I love they way you chose to parent :)

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  3. "I wonder where his mind is
    and just what he is thinking.
    I may never know,
    but I can be there
    when he is done, "

    This really resonates with me. Being there when they are done with an open ear. Lovely!

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  4. Beautiful Kim. There is so much we want to hold on to with our children and so much wonder going on in them and in us. I think if we are "there" with them and for them, we might be able to catch a glimpse of what is inside. It is beautiful to share a moment of silence too, isn't it? Something I cherish with a good friend, and start to experience with my own child now.

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    1. Thanks Syliva. It is so nice to share silence with them. It happens a lot for us during bedtime, those moments just before he drifts off. They are so very precious to me.

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  5. Such a good mama....always listening.

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  6. Yes. Giving them freedom with their thoughts without interfering can be hard. Lovely words.

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    1. It can be for sure, but I am finding if I can it brings us both peace.

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  7. Beautiful, Kim. I, too, always watch Bea and often wonder what she is thinking...

    Lovely image of Reece!

    Big hugs to you both.

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  8. Lovely words and a lovely boy.

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    1. Thanks Sara, I have to agree on the lovely boy part :)

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  9. What a handsome little boy! Such a peaceful picture, it's beautiful.

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